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The Origin Story


The

Origin Story

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The Origin Story


The

Origin Story

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One day, while visiting my 10 year-old nephew, I asked him, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I was assuming he would say he wanted to be a dope designer like his presumed favorite uncle —me. To my surprise, his two choices were to be either a rapper or a basketball player. Both answers gave me great pause.

If that's truly what he wanted to be I, of course, would be fully supportive, but it made me wonder if his two choices were dictated by popular media portrayals of people who look like him, which are unfortunately, most often of rappers or ball players.

It also made me wonder how many other kids, black or otherwise, were dreaming dreams about who they could be without knowing all the options they truly have to choose from. I realized that I needed to do more to show him all the amazing industries and fields of study I’ve been exposed to as a designer and provide him with more alternatives for his future.

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One day, while visiting my 10 year-old nephew, I asked him, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I was assuming he would say he wanted to be a dope designer like his presumed favorite uncle —me. To my surprise, his two choices were to be either a rapper or a basketball player. Both answers gave me great pause.

If that's truly what he wanted to be I, of course, would be fully supportive, but it made me wonder if his two choices were dictated by popular media portrayals of people who look like him, which are unfortunately, most often of rappers or ball players.

It also made me wonder how many other kids, black or otherwise, were dreaming dreams about who they could be without knowing all the options they truly have to choose from. I realized that I needed to do more to show him all the amazing industries and fields of study I’ve been exposed to as a designer and provide him with more alternatives for his future.

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Who is Billy Biology?


Who Is

Billy Biology?

Who is Billy Biology?


Who Is

Billy Biology?

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Billy Almon has been an Imagineer, storyteller, and creator in multiple disciplines for nearly a decade. In addition to creating Billy Biology, he is also the host of an upcoming show on Animal Planet. He is a Bachelor’s of Architecture graduate of Howard University, and has a Master’s of Science degree in Biomimicry from Arizona State University.

For over a decade he has been exploring biomimicry — the emulation of the forms, strategies and processes found in nature to address human challenges. Join Billy as he shares how his intersecting interests of nature, design, and technology have informed his path as an Imagineer and beyond.

In all of his work, his purpose is to create immersive experiences, products and services that give people some form of “peace of mind” while also educating them on nature’s inherent value. Billy believes that within the natural world lies sustainable answers and innovative solutions to the challenges of humanity, we just have to be willing to find them.

Join Billy on his journey of discovering nature’s amazing feats of biology and how biology-inspired innovations around the world may play a role in the future of everything.

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Billy Almon has been an Imagineer, storyteller, and creator in multiple disciplines for nearly a decade. In addition to creating Billy Biology, he is also the host of an upcoming show on Animal Planet. He is a Bachelor’s of Architecture graduate of Howard University, and has a Master’s of Science degree in Biomimicry from Arizona State University.

For over a decade he has been exploring biomimicry — the emulation of the forms, strategies and processes found in nature to address human challenges. Join Billy as he shares how his intersecting interests of nature, design, and technology have informed his path as an Imagineer and beyond.

In all of his work, his purpose is to create immersive experiences, products and services that give people some form of “peace of mind” while also educating them on nature’s inherent value. Billy believes that within the natural world lies sustainable answers and innovative solutions to the challenges of humanity, we just have to be willing to find them.

Join Billy on his journey of discovering nature’s amazing feats of biology and how biology-inspired innovations around the world may play a role in the future of everything.

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Elephants


Why I Love

Elephants

Elephants


Why I Love

Elephants

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Who doesn't love Elephants, am I right? Elephants have a special meaning to me, not only because they are awesome and look dope in a pair of Aviator sunglasses, but also because of the very special, dare I say sacred, role they play in their community or ecosystem. Elephants are what's called "Ecosystem Engineers."

When Elephants travel anywhere, they clear dense brush and grass, which literally changes the landscapes they travel through. Their journeys over great distances blaze new trails creating pathways and watering holes that enable other animals to live and thrive.

Even the smallest thing an elephant does has great impacts on others in its natural community. An elephant's dung (read as poop) disperses seeds and fertilizer, enriching the soil, fostering growth and development of trees that will feed and shelter all types of diverse life within an ecosystem.

These are all things that I want to be for people in my ecosystem and communities. Someone who helps clear the way for others to live better lives, and a person whose poop makes the world a better place for everybody.

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Who doesn't love Elephants, am I right? Elephants have a special meaning to me, not only because they are awesome and look dope in a pair of Aviator sunglasses, but also because of the very special, dare I say sacred, role they play in their community or ecosystem. Elephants are what's called "Ecosystem Engineers."

When Elephants travel anywhere, they clear dense brush and grass, which literally changes the landscapes they travel through. Their journeys over great distances blaze new trails creating pathways and watering holes that enable other animals to live and thrive.

Even the smallest thing an elephant does has great impacts on others in its natural community. An elephant's dung (read as poop) disperses seeds and fertilizer, enriching the soil, fostering growth and development of trees that will feed and shelter all types of diverse life within an ecosystem.

These are all things that I want to be for people in my ecosystem and communities. Someone who helps clear the way for others to live better lives, and a person whose poop makes the world a better place for everybody.

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Conservation


Conservation through Curiosity

Conservation


Conservation through Curiosity

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The mission of Billy Biology is to turn people’s curiosity about the natural world & biology into empathy and action geared towards conservation of nature’s most endangered wonders.

I believe that the more we grow to appreciate the biodiversity of Earth, the more we understand why life, in all its forms, is such a precious thing. I also believe that through that understanding the more passionate we become about protecting the most vulnerable of organisms on our planet for future generations.

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The mission of Billy Biology is to turn people’s curiosity about the natural world & biology into empathy and action geared towards conservation of nature’s most endangered wonders.

I believe that the more we grow to appreciate the biodiversity of Earth, the more we understand why life, in all its forms, is such a precious thing. I also believe that through that understanding the more passionate we become about protecting the most vulnerable of organisms on our planet for future generations.